This elite neighbourhood on the outskirts of Pretoria is popular for its diverse upmarket estates that cater for a wide variety of lifestyles.
About the area
Mooikloof is an elite neighbourhood nestled on the rural outer edge of Pretoria’s sprawling far eastern suburbs. However, the suburb is more than your run-of-the-mill upmarket residential area. It's the perfect place to call home for those in search of a lifestyle less ordinary.
This hilly suburb, located about 20km southeast of the busy city centre in the less-populated countryside of Gauteng’s capital city, o¬ffers spectacular views of the hills and valleys of the Bronberg extension of the Magaliesberg mountain range. Mooikloof’s close-to-nature, farm-like atmosphere makes it a sought-after neighbourhood and one of the best addresses in the city.
The residential area comprises several premier family-oriented lifestyle estates each with its own distinctive character and unique o¬fferings. Collectively, the focus is on creatively fusing the latest in convenience and luxury with the old-world charms of countryside living.
Widely referred to as a “piece of paradise in the middle of suburbia”, Mooikloof Equestrian Estate, with its central horse stables, lovely dam, diverse birdlife, horse riding, cycling and walking trails, is the perfect choice for families eager to escape the city rush.
Mooikloof Country Residences claims to be the first development of its kind in the country: it o¬ffers all-inclusive packaged freehold homes that come complete with appliances. It will also be the first to provide reticulated gas to service the hob, water-heating system and built-in braais.
The Hills Game Reserve Lifestyle Estate bordering Mooikloof Heights and Mooikloof Glen o¬ffers a genuine African bushveld experience and includes a 200ha game reserve with with several species of antelope.
Mooikloof Gardens is a beautifully maintained and well-established estate with tree-lined streets o¬ffering privacy in a serene setting. At Country View Estate the emphasis is on lots of open space enhancing the countryside ambiance. Open stands with building packages are on o¬ffer.
Mooikloof Glen is a chic country estate overlooking the original Mooikloof and The Hills estates. All stands are 8,500m2 and larger, contributing to the tranquillity and nature-loving style of country living. With stands of the same size and an idyllic country lifestyle, Mooikloof Heights residents are equally spoilt.
Mooikloof Ridge Estate is a popular choice among smaller families and residents requiring a lock-up-and-go home in an upmarket residential area. The rental market is alive and well in this estate, providing excellent investment opportunities.
Safety is a priority for property buyers and a major draw of estate living. With cutting-edge security systems and infrastructure as well as around-the-clock security patrols, 24-hour access control and other measures, residents can relax and focus on enjoying life.
Another convenience of estate living is the availability of suitable lifestyle elements on residents’ doorsteps. In Mooikloof, the focus is on space to breathe, relax and play. Most estates have natural parklands and greenbelts where children can play safely, families can walk their pets or take leisurely strolls, and residents can jog in peace and safety. Walking trails, mountain biking trails and, in some instances, even game trails, beckon to be explored.
Estate clubhouses o¬ffer spacious recreational and entertainment areas with sporting facilities like a gym, tennis courts, swimming pool and squash courts. Other communal facilities often include a restaurant, boma and braai area.
Perhaps one of the best qualities of Mooikloof is the fact that it a¬ffords residents of di¬ erent income groups the opportunity to share in the beauty and comfort of secure estate living.
Housing options range from compact upmarket starter apartments and medium-sized fashionable townhouses for young or small families, to sizeable elegant family dwellings on huge stands as well as stylish farmsteads built on 1ha plots o¬ffering every luxury in the book. Vacant plots and stands, some with accompanying building plans/ packages, are also on o¬ffer. Sectional title and full title schemes are available.
We love the area due to the fact that we are out of the city buzz yet close enough when necessary. Our choice to live here is based on the best way for our kids to grow up.
-Danie Bester, resident.
Things to do
- Visit the famous Rafters Pub and Grill for a cold beer and juicy steak
- Go shopping at the extensive Woodlands Boulevard shopping centre
- Enjoy a show at the Barnyard, Parkview Centre
- Laerskool Tygerpoort
- Bronberg Academy
- Curro Woodhill College
- Reddford House The Hills
Key attractions of the area:
- Conveniently situated near to Netcare Pretoria East Hospital and other medical facilities
- The N1 and N4 highways and the R21 to OR Tambo International airports are within easy access
- Country style living in close proximity of shopping malls, schools, churches
Agent insight into the area:
What attracts families to Mooikloof Equestrian Estate?
Mooikloof Equestrian Estate is renowned for being a unique security estate where owners aren't allowed to subdivide their 1ha stands. Additional facilities include a multidenominational chapel, an equestrian centre, tennis courts, bowling greens, a clubhouse and a spacious recreational area at the dam – making it perfect for families. The equestrian centre houses central stables, numerous arenas and a 20km horse trail. Safety isn't negotiable here, and we ensure safe and secure outdoor activities such as jogging and cycling. The estate is also close to excellent schools and amenities.
Roma Naudé | Remax Property Merchants
This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.
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